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Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast debuts gigabit cable with uploads of 35Mbps in Atlanta at $70/month with 3-year contract, $140 without; Google's symmetrical gigabit Fiber is $70/month   —  Comcast offers gigabit cable for $70 a month with contract, $140 without  —  Uploads are only 35Mbps, and there's a data cap unless you sign the contract.
Mar 15, 2016, 9:30 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
TP-Link blocks open source router firmware in clumsy effort to comply with new FCC rule regarding RF interference   —  TP-Link blocks open source router firmware to comply with new FCC rule  —  Rules for limiting interference could prevent use of DD-WRT and OpenWRT.
Mar 11, 2016, 11:35 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
ISPs want “flexible” privacy rules that let them “innovate” with customer data   —  ISPs should be able to choose how they protect customer data, they tell FCC.  —  Broadband industry lobby groups urged the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday not to impose privacy rules that dictate …
Feb 12, 2016, 8:05 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Comcast says gigabit cable Internet service launching in Atlanta, Nashville early this year, with Chicago, Detroit, and Miami in following months   —  Comcast 2Gbps fiber available to 18M homes; gigabit cable coming soon  —  Atlanta and Nashville get gigabit cable first; Chicago, Detroit, and Miami next.
Feb 3, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Verizon Wireless to begin selling data cap exemptions to content providers January 25 with beta trial of its new FreeBee Data 360 service   —  Verizon Wireless selling data cap exemptions to content providers  —  Video, music, app downloads, and ads can be exempted from caps for a fee.
Jan 19, 2016, 11:30 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC says 34M people, about 10% of the US, still lack access to fixed broadband at FCC's benchmark speed of 25Mbps down, 3Mbps up   —  US fails its annual broadband deployment test at FCC  —  The Federal Communications Commission's annual review of broadband deployment says that advanced Internet service …
Jan 9, 2016, 1:50 AMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Legal experts say net neutrality case against T-Mobile's Binge On is far from clear-cut   —  T-Mobile's Binge On: When throttling may not break the rules  —  CEO John Legere says throttling accusation is “semantics” and “bulls**t.”  —  T-Mobile USA will soon meet with the Federal Communications Commission …
Jan 7, 2016, 6:15 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
T-Mobile gives existing Simple Choice customers three months of unlimited LTE, as long as they use the Binge On feature, which downgrades video streams to 480p   —  T-Mobile gives existing customers three months of unlimited LTE  —  One catch: You can't watch high-definition video.
Nov 24, 2015, 2:40 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
Wheeler says FCC will keep an eye on T-Mobile's Binge On, which offers free data for some services, but calls it “highly innovative and highly competitive”   —  T-Mobile's data cap exemption for video gets FCC chairman's approval  —  Wheeler: T-Mobile zero-rating is “pro-competition” and “pro-innovation.”
Nov 20, 2015, 3:10 PMIn context
Jon Brodkin / Ars Technica:
FCC rejects petition to require services like Google, Facebook, YouTube, Pandora, Netflix, and LinkedIn to honor “Do Not Track” requests   —  Websites can keep ignoring “Do Not Track” requests after FCC ruling  —  Petition to impose Do Not Track requirements rejected by commission.
Nov 6, 2015, 4:30 PMIn context

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